National Budget 2019-20

Budget Discussion: Opposition slams govt over paddy price

Opposition lawmakers yesterday came down heavily on the government for its failure to ensure fair price of paddy and check money laundering, soaring loan defaults and black money.

June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019

NGO’s want more budget for the disabled

A group of non-government organisations have called upon the government to reconsider the budgetary allocation for people with disabilities.

June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019

Budget Discussion: Opposition slams govt over paddy price

Opposition lawmakers yesterday came down heavily on the government for its failure to ensure fair price of paddy and check money laundering, soaring loan defaults and black money.

June 16, 2019
June 16, 2019

New VAT law will push up living cost

The new VAT law may increase cost of many goods and services and hurt consumers, analysts said yesterday.

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

TIB slams amnesty for black money

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday strongly condemned the proposed amnesty for black money in the budget for fiscal 2019-20 and termed it “unconstitutional, immoral and discriminatory”.

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

Pay more for digital delight

At a time when the government should be encouraging virtual businesses, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has proposed 7.5 percent value-added tax on them in his budget for fiscal 2019-20, making their services dearer.

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

Make new VAT law business-friendly

Leading business associations yesterday urged the government to ensure easy, hassle-free and business-friendly implementation of the new VAT law.

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

New budget to increase inequality

Terming the proposed national budget “highly ambitious”, the BNP yesterday said the people of the country would not accept the budget as it would increase inequality.

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

The affluent to benefit more

The budgetary measures for fiscal 2019-20 will favour the beneficiaries of “economic misrule” and hurt the middle and lower mid-income groups, the Centre for Policy Dialogue said yesterday.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Gloom of growers not going away

Gani Mia is a farmer with no land of his own. He grows paddy, jute and other crops in others’ fields. His story, though fictitious, is in school textbooks and etched in the minds of many. It stands true for a large number of the country’s farmers, especially the marginal ones.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

BUDGET SPEECH: PM helps out ailing Kamal

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday presented parts of the national budget as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal fell sick halfway through his speech.